Live on WYSO

Regionally based Sofaburn Records is preparing for the national release of M. Ross Perkins' self-titled album as well as several showcase events including one at the upcoming Dayton Music Art and Film Festival.  M Ross Perkins, Jeremy Pinnell, Max Fender and Sarah Davis from Alone at 3am and Chris Mueller visited the WYSO studios to share some music and talk about what's coming this fall for Sofaburn.

Ladyfest Dayton combines art, film, music and activism surrounding women's issues and celebrating women creators.  Organizer Paige Beller and songwriter Kyleen Downes were joined live in the WYSO studios by two of Kyleen's music students, Alex Bohn and Chloe Robertson.  They performed live in the WYSO studios on Kaleidoscope and talked about the upcoming festival.

Ladyfest Dayton is September 2 and 3 at the Yellow Cab Building in downtown Dayton.

Cincinnati's The Almighty Get Down are known for rocking stages near and far, and their performance live in the WYSO studios was no exception.  The band visited ahead of their performance at Hog Jam 11 and were joined by festival co-organizers Tony Herdman and Johnny Dreads. 

Hog Jam 11 is August 26 and 27th in Tipp City.  More details at:

As the band prepares for its album release, the members of Scarecrow Sideshow visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  They chatted with Juliet Fromholt about the process of writing and recording the album, upcoming live shows and more.

Scarecrow Sideshow will celebrate the release of their new album on August 20th at Peaches in Yellow Springs.

Since his last visit to the WYSO studios, Mack McKenzie and his band have been hard at work on their latest album, A Million Miles.  As the band prepares for a fall release, they visited the WYSO studios to preview some tracks on Kaleidoscope and played a few acoustic songs live in the studio. 

Mack McKenzie will perform on Friday, August 12th at the Tumbleweed Connection.  A Million Miles is set to be released in early October.

Still a relatively new band, The Meal Tickets have spent their first year writing and performing and are now headed into the studio to work on an upcoming album.  The band visited the WYSO studios for a live performance on Kaleidoscope and spoke with host Juliet Fromholt.

The Meal Tickets will perform at Jimmy's Ladder 11 on August 26th.

With a new album underway, The Pullouts made a return visit to the WYSO studios for a live set on Excursions.  The band chatted with Niki Dakota about recording, upcoming live gigs and more.

The Pullouts will perform at W.O. Wrights on Saturday, July 16th.

Kyleen Downes
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Kyleen Downes made a return visit to the WYSO studios ahead of the release of her new, full length album, Maybe Sometimes.  Joined by her album release band and one of her music students, Rosie McDonald, Downes performed live on Kaleidoscope and discussed writing and recording the album and more.  McDonald also performed an acoustic set and talked about her future artistic pursuits.

Kyleen Downes will celebrate the release of Maybe Sometimes with a concert at Glen Helen in Yellow Springs, on Saturday, July 16th at 7pm.

Now based in Nashville, Griffin House stopped by the WYSO studios on a visit to his hometown of Springfield, Ohio.  House performed live on Excursions and chatted with Niki Dakota about his local musical roots, life on the road and more.

Griffin House will perform at Veteran's Amphitheater Park in Springfield on July 8th. 

After the overwhelming success of the debut Pure Acoustic showcase, the Yellow Cab will host a follow up show on Saturday, July 9th.  The Yellow Cab's Jeff Opt visited the WYSO studios to talk about the show, which features no microphones or amplifiers, live on Excursions.  He was joined by Charlie Tipton, who played live on the air.

Pure Acoustic 2 is Saturday, July 9th at the Yellow Cab in downtown Dayton.